Watches

Budget Look – Blue Crush by Halogen

by Irina on April 28, 2015

Alright, I’ll admit it: I will officially love cobalt blue and stripes until the day I die! There’s just no way I could ever let go of these two personal faves of mine. When I recently browsed through Nordstrom’s newest arrivals the cobalt blue hobo bag and pants by Halogen instantly caught my eye and before I knew it I was already imagining an outfit around those items with stripes being a major part of this look, of course. Well, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” – which is exactly what I did. What do you think of my blue crush outfit?

Budget Look - Blue Crush by Halogen

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Image source(s): Nordstrom

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We’ve featured quite a few Michael Kors watches on this blog already and I must admit that I still kind of crave one even though I haven’t bitten the bullet yet and invested in one. But seeing how lovely Wendy’s watch looks on her wrist with a little bit of arm candy, makes me want to buy one even more. But $250? That’s quite a commitment and I’m usually not the type who spends much on accessories like watches or jewelry.

Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch in gold and silver

Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watchls
($250, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Michael Kors.

Wendy’s Lookbook Loves Michael Kors

Style blogger Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Lookbook has been spotted numerous times wearing a golden Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch in various outfits on her blog.

Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook wearing a gold Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch

Outfit Pictures via Wendy’s Lookbook.

Topshop Chunky Strap Watch

If you’re like me and like the look of the Michael Kors watch but don’t want to spend so much money on it, here’s a great alternative I found at Topshop. Their chunky strap watches – available in gold or silver tone – have a very similar look yet retail for only a fifth of the original’s price.

Topshop Chunky Strap Watch in gold and silver (Michael Kors Sport knockoffs)

Topshop Chunky Strap Watch
($50, Topshop)

Image source(s): Dillard’s, Wendy’s Lookbook, Topshop

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Okay, so let’s talk black and white stripes… again. This time I have a style blogger look 4 less for you which is inspired by Blair from the ever so gorgeous blog Atlantic-Pacific. Seriously, I’m in love with this girl! Not only does she have an impeccable sense of style, she also seems to have quite the obsession with monochrome stripes which makes her that much more loveable to me. I can relate, Blair, I can relate! – But anyway, how do you like my Blair inspired stripey b&w outfit?

Blair’s Monochrome Striped Dress Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Optic @ Atlantic-Pacific

Outfit Picture via Atlantic-Pacific

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Image source(s): Atlantic-Pacific, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Beauty.com, Amazon, ULTA, Last Call, ALDO, Stella & Dot, Forever 21

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Update: This post has been updated on December 5, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve always loved the classic watch designs of Michael Kors and heavy chain link bracelets have been my weak spot lately. So imagine my delight when I discovered this gold MK watch with a chain-link bracelet. Such a pretty accessory and not too painfully expensive at $250!

Michael Kors Runway Twist Chain-Link Watch in gold

Michael Kors Chain-Link Watchls
($250, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopcj & Macy’sls.

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watch

Update (12/05/2013): Here’s another cute and wallet-friendly Michael Kors alternative which I discovered at Arden B..

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watch in gold and rosegold (Michael Kors knockoff)

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watch
($44, Tradesy)

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watch

Update (11/15/2013): Stumbled upon these chain watches at GoJane which instantly reminded me of the Michael Kors watch above!

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watch in gold and silver (Michael Kors knockoff)

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watch
($43.20, GoJane)

Express Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watch

If you have to stay within a budget that doesn’t allow for a MK splurge, check out these watch alternatives by Express which will give you the desired Michael Kors look for approx. half the price! Also available in rose gold, by the way.

EXPRESS Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watch in gold and rosegold (Michael Kors Runway Twist knockoff)

Express Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watch
($148, Express)

Image source(s): Michael Kors, Arden B., GoJane, Express

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I’ve always liked Michael Kors watches and have been wanting one for years, but they became so overly popular in the last two years that I didn’t really feel like being one of the many trend sheep following this hype. However, Kors has recently created a fabulous new charity capsule collection called “Watch Hunger Stop” where every sold watch equals 100 meals delivered to children in need. Apart from being absolutely in love with the gold-turquoise color combo and the world map face, I love the idea that by gifting this watch (e.g. for the upcoming christmas), you are also doing good to the world. Perfect gift idea, don’t you agree?

Michael Kors has joined forces with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight global hunger. For every sale of the 100 Series watch, WFP will deliver 100 meals to children in need. The support so far has been overwhelming. Thanks to you, we have already delivered over 1 million meals around the world.

Michael Kors MK5815 Watch Hunger Stop Mid-Size 100 Series Watch in gold and turquoise

Michael Kors MK5815 Watch Hunger Stop Mid-Size 100 Series Watch
($295, Michael Kors)

Image source(s): Michael Kors

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